After two months of dancing on "So You Think You Can Dance" stage, two of the contestants came home as champions. They were Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp who were unveiled as America's favorite female and male dancer respectively in the season 9 finale, marking the first time ever ballet dancer(s) won the show.
Eliana and Chehon, who both landed on the bottom six once but were saved by the judges, edged out Tiffany Maher and Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer who were also in the final four. The jazz dancer and the popping/animating dancer had a clean record as they were never in danger of getting eliminated.
The Tuesday, September 18 episode was kicked off with a group dance by all 20 finalists. Prior to the result announcement, the contestants also performed a repeat of the judges' favorite dances. The top four, meanwhile, got a chance to pick their favorite numbers which they reprised in the finale.
Carly Rae Jepsen made the night merrier by taking the stage to perform her new song "This Kiss". Cyrus additionally danced a new number with past contestant Comfort Fedoke, while Stephen "tWitch" Boss teamed up with Christopher Scott for a robotic dance.